Speaking of Dogs:

The Best Collection of Canine Quotables Ever Compiled

Who doesn’t love dogs? Answer that question in the negative and find yourself contradicted by the countless dog-lauding quotations compiled here by James Charlton and wackily illustrated by Arnold Roth. Containing quotes from pundits and poets, artists and authors, there’s something new and memorable in here for everyone. Charlton categorizes quotes into sections to easily locate a minute message to fit your mood or life circumstance. Hungry? Dog food. Lonely? Love and Loyalty. Aging? Old Dogs. Bad day at work? Barking and Biting. Cat scratched your furniture? Dogs Are Better. Despairing? Love a Dog. Witty and tender, with hundreds of quotes to choose from, this book doggedly compiles all the best words ever written or spoken about man’s best friend, all complemented by Roth’s artwork. And remember what Mark Twain said: “Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”

James Charlton is the author and editor of more than thirty books, including The Writer’s Quotation Book, Fighting Words, and How to Speak Baseball with Sally Cook. Jim lives with his wife Barbara and his Great Pyrenees, Cooper, in New York City and Lakeville, Connecticut.

Arnold Roth is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator whose work has been featured in Playboy, Esquire, and The New Yorker. A contributor to Punch for thirty years, he has published numerous books. His illustrations are in the permanent collections of a number of museums, including the Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum & Research Library at Ohio State University and the Cartoon Museum in London. He is also the illustrator of Speaking of Dogs, a Godine classic. (Image credit: Molly Stromosky)